Renewed: S.W.A.T.

Axed at six seasons, renewed for a final seventh -but now SWAT is headed to an eighth TV season.

CBS has renewed S.W.A.T. for an eighth despite previously announcing its seventh season would be its last.

It was previously axed after six seasons, then given a reprieve and a seventh season.

Now it is headed for an eighth.

“’S.W.A.T.’ IS BACK! BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!” star Shemar Moore said. I am so proud of this show and the people and variables it has taken to make this show what it is and has become. I am so grateful to the fans around the world who have supported, watched, enjoyed and rooted for ‘S.W.A.T.!’ It is entirely because of this support that ‘S.W.A.T.’ will continue to shine! This is still a dream job for me … I love my ‘S.W.A.T.’ crew, cast and writers and producers – we have made an incredible, fun, exciting, provocative and heartwarming show for the world to enjoy. Thank you to CBS and Sony for believing in ‘S.W.A.T.’ and giving us this opportunity to shine!”

“Here at CBS, we always ‘stay liquid’ and love a good dramatic twist, especially when it leads to an eighth season of ‘S.W.A.T.!,’” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “The show continues to resonate with viewers thanks to our talented cast led by Shemar Moore and our amazing writers and producers who keep the show relevant and action-packed. We’re very pleased to renew it again and incredibly grateful to our partners at Sony, CBS Studios and Shemar for working so closely with us to bring it back for next season.”

“It’s a privilege to get to deliver more ‘S.W.A.T.’ stories to our incredible fans. This season eight pickup is a testament to our showrunner Andy Dettmann, Shemar Moore, the rest of our talented cast and our dedicated crew who continue to produce television that resonates with so many people,” said executive producer and co-showrunner Shawn Ryan. “We’re grateful to CBS, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Studios for the opportunity.”

“Led by the unstoppable Shemar Moore, ‘S.W.A.T.’ has captivated viewers since its premiere in 2017, and with every renewal, we are amazed at how passionate and dedicated the fans of this show are,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “Thank you to Amy Reisenbach and our partners at CBS for continuing to believe in the show and the incredible work of the cast and crew. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is so proud of the world that Shawn, Aaron, Andy and the entire ‘S.W.A.T.’ team have created, and we congratulate them on coming back for another year. Roll ‘SWAT!’”

The cast also includes Jay Harrington, David Lim, Patrick St. Esprit, Rochelle Aytes, and Anna Enger Ritch. Aussie Alex Russell has moved to a recurring role.

The series has screened in Australia on Seven and FOX One.

Source: Variety

3 Responses

  1. So S.W.A.T. has now been uncancelled twice! An article I read said that Russell and Johnson were cut from the regular cast as part of the renewal. It demonstrates the lengths Hollywood will go to avoid risking a new idea these days.

    1. The renewal for season 7 was a 13 episode goodbye season. In that Russell appeared in 1 episode to say bye, Johnson was in 2 to say bye.

      This new renewal is for season 8 and I think it has 22 episodes. There could be a chance that Russell joins again with the way he was written out, Johnson would be the same but more difficult

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